Michael Franz
Michael Franz

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Carmichael, Calif.

High School:
Rio Americano

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 185

Event:
Free/IM


03/02/2013

Robinson Crowned Big 12 Champion in 200 Back

Men's team finishes second, women edged out for third

03/01/2013

TCU Women in Tight Team Race for Second

School records fall in women's 400 IM, men's 100 back

02/28/2013

Three Records Downed at Big 12 Championships

Bleasdell, Robinson and Rasch all finish fourth in individual events

01/05/2013

Horned Frogs Men Win at FIU Winter Invite

TCU women finish in second place

12/17/2012

Three School Records Broken at UIW Invite

TCU men hold off Incarnate Word for team victory

2013 Second-Team All-Big 12 (400 IM, 500 Free)
2011 All-Mountain West - 500 Free, 1,650 Free

School Records:
1,000 Free (9:15.77 - 2012)
1,650 Free (15:23.38 - 2012)

Personal Bests
200 free - 1:44.02
500 free - 4:26.24
1000 free - 9:15.66
1650 free - 15:23.38
200 back - 1:52.75
200 individual medley - 1:55.37
400 indiviual medley - 3:54.54

Junior Season (2012-13): Competed in the 400 IM (fifth, 3:55.36), 500 free (sixth, 4:28.82) and 1,650 free (eighth, 15:48.40) at the Big 12 Championships ... earned second-team All-Big 12 honors in the 400 IM and 500 free ... ranked second on the Horned Frogs in the 500 free and 400 IM ... picked up one win on the season, touching first in the 400 IM against North Dakota.

Sophomore Season (2011-12):
Competed in the 500 free (third, 4:26.24), 400 IM (third, 3:57.52) and 1,650 free (first, 15:23.38) at the C-USA Invite ... broke school records in the 1,000 and 1,650 free ... posted NCAA `B' cut in 1,650 free and 400 IM ... ranked second on the Horned Frogs in the 500 free and 400 IM ... earned eight wins on the season (seven individual, one relay) ... won the 1,650 free at the UIW Invite ... won the 1,000 free against Wyoming, Seton Hall/St. Peter's and SMU ... won 400 IM against Seton Hall/St. Peter's ... earned 19 top-three finishes.

Freshman Season (2010-11)
: Made an instant impact in distance events for TCU ... Earned All-MWC honors in the 1650-free with a fourth-place finish ... Set a TCU record in that race with a 15:26.70 ... Put his name on TCU's top-five lists for the 500-free, 1000-free and 400-IM as well ... His NCAA "B" cut of 4:28.29 in the 500-free is fifth all-time at TCU ... Clocked a 9:28.65 in the 1000-free against BYU for the third-best time in school history ... Touched the wall in 3:57.57 in the 400-IM at the MWC Championships for the No. 3 time on TCU's all-time list for that event ... Picked up five wins for the Frogs during the dual season, including wins in both distance events against Wyoming while swimming at altitude ... Named the team's Freshman of the Year

High School: First-team all-metro for two years ... Three-time All-American ... Also lettered in water polo for one year

Personal: Born Sept. 1, 1991 ... Son of Michael and Sheila Franz ... Attended Rio Americana High School where he competed for Coach Chris Nissen ... Plans on pursuing a degree in business

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